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Summer Party Shawl

If there's a chill in the air - and you don't want to wear your escort's suit jacket.

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To create this pretty alpaca-cotton shawl, perfect for summer parties, the designer looked through a book of eighteenth-century Romanian cross-stitch designs. The large central motif is taken from a tablecloth and depicts the tulip star, an emblem of a chalice or the Holy Grail, as well as of woman...
Finished Size: About 58" (147.5 cm) wide and 30" (76 cm) long, excluding fringe.
Yarn: Classic Elite Mistral (85% pima cotton, 15% baby alpaca; 139 yd [127 m]/50 g): #1316 Derain ecru (MC), 8 skeins. Classic Elite Provence (100% Egyptian cotton; 256 yd [234 m]/125 g): #2606 feast of greenery, #2697 olive, #2689 Bermuda sand pink, #2699 faded bloom (rose), #2605 Roussillon rose (burgundy), and #2618 gourd (rust), 1 skein each.
Yarn weight: #3 - Light
Gauge: 21 sts and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st.
Needles: Size 3 (3.25 mm): 24" (60-cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2001

SKU: EP0860

Author/Speaker/Editor: Diane Zangl

Format: eProject